2018 Aston Martin Vanquish
Year of manufacture2018
2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster Storck Vintage Edition
Chassis no. SCFNMCTZ0JGK54470
"Using Aston Martin's excellence in design, we have introduced a modern interpretation of the famous Aston Martin and Zagato collaborations and produced a Speedster. The Vanquish Zagato Speedster is elegant but brutal which reflects the great balance between race performance and pure Aston Martin design. The original DB4GT Zagato was a true icon, powerful and graceful; the new design is a fusion of unique and original features and is a true representation of the spirit of the DB4GT Zagato. For us it is a forward thinking Zagato Speedster which pays its respect to the past." - Marek Reichman, Chief Creative Officer, Aston Martin.
As its name suggests, the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Speedster was based on the Vanquish Zagato Coupé, the latter an exclusive, limited edition variant of the production Vanquish. According to Aston Martin: "As such, the Speedster Bodystyle is the most exclusive of all the Aston Martin Zagatos, ensuring the Vanquish Zagato Volante (sic) is destined to become one of the most highly coveted automobiles in Aston Martin's history."
The original Vanquish had debuted at the Geneva Auto Show in March 2001 with deliveries commencing a few months later. Styled by Ian Callum, the man responsible for the DB7, the V12-engined Vanquish took over from the Vantage V8, the Newport Pagnell factory undergoing an extensive multi-million pound refurbishment to accommodate it.
For the successor, '2nd Generation' Vanquish, production shifted to Aston Martin's new factory at Gaydon, from whence deliveries commenced in 2012. Developed from the Project AM310 concept car, the Vanquish utilised a new lighter chassis employing more carbon fibre than the existing DBS platform, as well as having all-carbon fibre bodywork. The exterior styling had evolved from that of the DBS, with styling cues such as the elongated side strakes clearly inspired by the exclusive, limited edition One-77, while the boot lid featured an integral rear spoiler. The One-77's influence also extended to the interior, which boasted hand-stitched leather and Alcantara.
Beneath the bonnet there was an upgraded version of Aston Martin's flagship AM11 V12 engine producing 565bhp and 457lb/ft of torque, while the transmission was an 'Touchtronic II' six-speed paddle-shift automatic. In August 2014 Aston Martin announced an improved specification for the Vanquish, which included an eight-speed 'Touchtronic III' gearbox and an AM29 6.0-litre V12 engine producing 568 horsepower. Top speed increased to 320km/h and the 0-100km/h time - aided by launch control - dipped to 3.6 seconds.
Keeping all this in check were ventilated carbon ceramic discs all round, gripped by six-piston callipers at the front and four-piston units at the rear. Suspension was by double wishbones front and rear, controlled by a three-way-adjustable adaptive damping system offering Normal, Sport, and Track modes.
Built initially as either a two-seater or 2+2 coupé, the Vanquish also became available in 2013 as a Volante convertible. In November 2016, Aston Martin announced the new Vanquish S, which came with an up-rated engine and a new aerodynamic package. A Volante convertible version became available in 2017, coincidentally with the arrival of the limited edition Vanquish Zagato coupé, the latest creation to arise from Aston Martin's long-standing relationship with the prestigious Italian Carrozzeria.
A Zagato trademark since the 1950s, the iconic 'double-bubble' roof was instantly recognisable, while the new bodywork was entirely shaped from carbon fibre. Powered by the AM27 Vanquish S V12 engine producing 600PS (592bhp), the Vanquish Zagato can deliver a projected 0-100km/h time of 3.5 seconds on its way to a top speed in excess of 324km/h. According to Aston Martin: "This performance, matched with its unique suspension setup, creates a unique driving experience to stir the senses."
The Vanquish Zagato concept had been unveiled to great acclaim at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como, Italy in May 2016, and the following year it was announced that shooting brake and speedster models would be built. But whereas 99 of the former were planned, only 28 of the latter would be completed.
In 2015 a unique collaboration between 'Q by Aston Martin' and Storck Bicycle GmbH had resulted in seven limited edition Vanquish Coupés being built. German bicycle designer Markus Storck has a long track record in developing innovative ground breaking products, pioneering the use of carbon fibre, which have won numerous design awards. As such, his company was a perfect fit for collaboration with Aston Martin. With the launch of the Vanquish Zagato Speedster, Aston Martin took the opportunity to collaborate with Storck again to further this unique partnership. Three different models of the Vantage Zagato Speedster Storck range were developed: the Gentleman Speedster; Heritage Sport Speedster; and Vintage Speedster, as seen here. Adding 50,000 to the 1,051,181 basic price, the Vintage Speedster's key features are as follows:
Paint: Solar Bronze Satin
Satin finish carbon fibre. Locations as standard carbon
Wheels: 15-spoke Zagato satin black diamond turned
Window surround: polished stainless steel
Side strakes: bright polished. Exhaust tailpipe finish: bright
Brake callipers: black
Q Woven leather in Obsidian Black (seat inserts, door inserts)* Due to testing required this would be sold under waiver
Interior environment: Bronze metallic leather. Thread: fine match to
Headrest embroidery: Z embossed logo
Headlining inner: Rokona Tailors Grey
Carpet: Bitter Chocolate
Interior fascia: carbon fibre 2x2 twill
Hardware pack: black. Jewellery pack: Shadow Bronze
Steering wheel: round AML leather colour keyed steering wheel with matched to leather stitch
Seatbelt colour: Warm Charcoal
This one-owner Vanquish Storck Vintage Speedster was delivered new to Germany where it is currently registered. As well as the 50,000 Vintage Speedster package, this car also has the following desirable options:
Garage door opener with auto dim mirror
Carbon fibre paddles
Leather ECU pouch
Second glass key
First Aid kit
Costing 1,105,353 when delivered, this stunning Speedster has covered only 290 kilometres since it left the factory and is presented in effectively 'as new' condition. The car is offered with its Aston Martin Service Book; Aston Martin Certificate of Conformity; German registration papers; two service invoices (November 2019 and February 2021); and a detailed listing of its outstanding specification.
With only 28 built, this ultra-exclusive Vanquish Zagato Speedster represents a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the rarest of post-war Aston Martins.
Please be advised that due to the limited number of kilometres recorded on the odometer, this Lot may incur VAT liability upon registration in the EU. The VAT payable will be the rate prevailing in the country of registration.